The MY NASA DATA Team is made up of a team that is focused on providing an enriching scientific experience for students, citizen scientists, and for educators specializing in Earth science. We provide activities and lessons for from K-12, and do our best to select relevant data that might be otherwise difficult to access.
Lin Chambers received her education in aeronautical and aerospace engineering. After 10 years of work on problems relating to spacecraft reentering Earth’s atmosphere after visits to Earth orbit, the Moon, and Mars, she switched over to the related problem of radiative transfer in the atmosphere itself (without man-made objects). She studies the effects of clouds on the movement of solar radiation, while also directing the S’COOL Project. She is also involved in an international intercomparison of climate data. In addition, she is the contrail scientist for the GLOBE program, and directs the MY NASA DATA Project. Lin Chambers
Tina Harte received her B.S. in Human Learning K8 (1994) and her M.S. in Secondary Science Education with an emphasis in Earth and Space Science (2005) from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She taught middle school math and science for 18 years in West Tennessee and West Kentucky.
She served as President of the Tennessee Earth Science Teachers Association for two years and served on the Tennessee State Leadership Team for the Development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Currently she is Team Lead for the Education/Outreach Team of NASA Langley Science Directorate as a contractor with SSAI; working with the MY NASA DATA, S’COOL and GLOBE Projects focusing on the development of science curriculum resources.Tina Harte
Preston Lewis earned his bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with an emphasis in Geology and a minor in History. After graduating he taught Earth Science in Hampton VA. As a member of the MY NASA DATA team he acts as an associate outreach coordinator as well as an education specialist.
On the team, parts of his duties include integration of information through new media, as well as lesson development.
Preston also travels around the country doing workshops and presentations for MY NASA DATA.Preston Lewis
Ann Martin received her B.S. in Physics and B.A. in English from the University at Buffalo. She then completed a doctorate in astronomy and space sciences at Cornell University, where she began to move her work toward science communication, education, and public outreach. Ann joined NASA Langley in the summer of 2011 as a postdoc.
Currently, she supports the MY NASA DATA, S’COOL, and TEMPO Student Collaboration teams through educational program evaluation.Ann Martin
Daniel Oostra is a computer scientist working as a web developer and technical lead for the MY NASA DATA Project and also leads development on a number of data rich applications for the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites and the Earth Systems (CEOS). Additionally, he works with emerging web technologies and development, and in the past has produced a number of websites and applications for other NASA organizations like DISCOVER-AQ and NASA ESTEEM.
Dan earned his B.S. in Information Science with a focus on Information Systems from Christopher Newport University. When not trapped behind his laptop, Daniel plays guitar, creates mobile apps, snowboards and spends time with his six-year old son playing Minecraft.Daniel Oostra
Penny Oots has over 30 years experience in system analysis and integration, database design, database administration and programming in both commercial and government contracting environments. Penny started working with the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Core System (ECS) at the Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC),
NASA Langley Research Center in November 2000 and MY NASA DATA in May 2004. Penny has a B.A. with double majors in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of Colorado.Penny Oots